Pentagon confirms armed Chinese jet challenged U.S. intelligence plane


From FNC’s Jennifer Griffin:

Pentagon confirms armed Chinese Jet challenged U.S. P-8 intelligence plane on Aug 19

Rear Admiral John Kirby confirmed this incident during the press briefing: On Aug 19 an armed Chinese jet fighter intercepted a US Navy plane, a P-8 Poseidon, 135 miles E of Hainan in international waters.
Kirby described it as “pretty aggressive, very unprofessional and unsafe.”

The Chinese plane conducted a roll over the P-8, showed the US plane its belly to show that it was armed – came within 30 feet of the plane “very very close”

The wingtips were within 20 feet .